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Sunland's Richard Nohles paints street retaining wall
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Hyde, Alan
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Photograph article dated December 18, 1961 partially reads, "A few months ago, there was peace, tranquility. [sic] And oaks [sic] trees in front of his house, 10265 Sunland Blvd. then the highway engineers came in September to widen the street. They pushed the street right to Nohles' property lines, and built a wall to hold it 13 feet above the level of his lot. 'When I saw that gray wall for the first time, I got sick,' said Nohles, an amateur painter...Gathering up his 'odds 'n' ends paint,' he began to do something about it. Remembering his several vacation trips to Yosemite Park, he drew a waterfall, some snowcapped mountains, a lake and a forest of pine trees. In a month, he had covered the 85-foot by 13-foot wall facing his house."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Artists--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Painting--California--Los Angeles
Murals--California--Sunland (Los Angeles)
Landscape paintings
Retaining walls--California--Los Angeles
Yosemite National Park (Calif.)--Art
Sunland Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sunland (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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